Hammersmith to Putney

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18 March. Despite the unpromising weather forecast, a group of us set off from Hammersmith station and we were soon at the River Thames admiring the green bridge built by Joseph Bazalgette and although it now allows walkers and cyclists, it is still in a lamentable state of repair.

Hammersmith Bridge

For much of the walk we had to thread our way through large groups of rowers and their boats.  There were crowds everywhere. It was the Head of the River Race, a precursor to the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race in a week’s time. 

Magnolia blooming in Chiswick
New section of Thames Path running under Barnes railway bridge
Egyptian Goslings on Barnes Green pond
Humans row, but swans know better

Lunch in the Sun Inn at Barnes village was an opportunity to celebrate Janet’s 80th birthday with Prosecco and later on with tea and cakes at St. Mary’s Church at Putney Bridge – at the end of our walk.  Daphne (thanks to Christine M for most of the photos)

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